February, High Fantasy, Reviews
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Book Review | Caraval 

“Remember it’s only a game.”

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I’ve been looking forward to this book coming out since I’ve heard about it! And then seeing all the positive reviews—let’s just say that this became a highly anticipated book. That being said, I was afraid that it wouldn’t lead up to those expectations, as highly anticipated books sometimes don’t. That was not the case with this book! This book met every expectation! This story was completely unique and had me from page one to the very last page.

What was most impressive was the character arc for Scarlett, the heroine of the story. I wasn’t too fond of her at first—I didn’t dislike her, but she seemed a little weak; but as the story goes on and she has to pass Legend’s tests to try to find her sister, her growth as a strong person made me fall in love with her character.

Another aspect I loved about this story was the emphasis it had on familial relationships: specifically sibling relationships, and how that was stronger than any of the other relationships Scarlett formed while playing Legend’s game.

But mostly what I loved about this book was the writing. It was so beautifully and lyrically written. I can’t wait to read more from Garber!

“Death was the color purple.”

“Hope is a powerful thing. Some say it’s a different breed of magic altogether. Elusive, difficult to hold on to. But not much is needed.”

My Rating: 5/5 stars

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